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67th Annual Meeting of the Department of Orthodontics

As we continue to navigate through this pandemic while staying safe and healthy during this time of social distancing, it is more important than ever that we stay connected. Reunite with classmates and fellow alumni VIRTUALLY.

Dr. David Musich and Dr. Peter Ngan, GD’84 will deliver the J. Henry O’Hern Jr. Alumni lecture, “Contemporary Treatment of Class III Malocclusions” over two days.

Date: October 28 & 29, 2020
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM EDT
Cost: $100
Register: CLICK HERE » 
CE Credits: 4.0 hours


Of course, making the correct diagnosis is important. However to say that an orthodontist has made their diagnosis—“Class III Malocclusion” and that is the end of the story doesn’t quite go far enough. The fact is there many challenging factors that contribute to a CLASS III MALOCCLUSION. This year’s Penn Ortho Alumni presentations will look at the many complex decisions that are required in order to treat the variety of Class III problems that present for treatment and to achieve the desired goals.

Educational Objectives

The attendees will learn:

  • What patients will benefit from an early phase of treatment for their Class III problem?
  • What stability can be expected if 12-18 months of treatment is started at age 4? • IF the “risk “ of early treatment for Class III patients worth the potential “reward?”
  • If the new technique of TAD supported expanders combined with maxillary protraction broadens the age range for which Class III’s conditions can be treated?
  • What adult Class III’s can be treated with camouflage and which ones require jaw surgery?
  • Specific steps that need to be taken into consideration to avoid a loss of trust, misunderstanding and/or an undesirable outcome?
Wednesday, October 28
6:30 PM EDT Early Diagnosis & Decision Making Related to Treatment of Class III’s
Dr. David Musich
7:20 PM EDT Q&A
7:30 PM EDT Stability of Early Class III Treatment: Risk vs. Reward
Dr. Peter Ngan
8:20 PM EDT Q&A
8:30 PM EDT Adjourn
Thursday, October 29
6:30 PM EDT Maxillary Expansion and Protraction in Young Adults with TADs (Indications/Contraindications)
Dr. Peter Ngan
7:20 PM EDT Q&A
7:30 PM EDT Surgical & Non-surgical Treatment Class III: Success & Failures
Dr. David Musich
8:20 PM EDT Q&A
8:30 PM EDT Adjourn
David R. Musich, DDS, MS,

David R. Musich, DDS, MS, is a native Chicagoan. After completing his orthodontic residency at the Un. of Nebraska, he then spent the first five years of his specialty career as a full-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In that position he became Director of Graduate Orthodontics; Acting Chairman, Department of Orthodontics; and Orthodontic Consultant to the Craniofacial Anomalies/Cleft Palate Team at Children’s Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.Dr. Musich has contributed two chapters to last five editions of Graber, Vanarsdall, & Vig’s orthodontic text Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques. In addition he has published several articles on adult orthodontics, early treatment of Class III malocclusions, and the treatment of patients with special needs. As Chair of AAO’s Council on Orthodontic Practice (COOP), he was part of the AAO Team that initiated the Orthodontist as CEO continuing education program. David has currently retired from his full-time practice of orthodontics in Schaumburg, Ill.

He continues to teach part-time as a Clinical Professor at the U of Penn. David also lectures nationally and internationally on methods of simplifying the management of complicated orthodontic problems. He is ABO Certified, past president of Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics. David has also received the following awards: Award of Merit – College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontists – 2006 Special Recognition Award – UPS for DownS (United Parent Support for Down Syndrome) – 2006 Angle East’s Harvey Peck Award of Excellence AAO’s 2009 James Brophy Distinguished Service Award. General Chairman — 2017 AAO Annual Session in San Diego 2020 AAO Mershon Honorary Lecture—Atlanta, GA.

Peter Ngan, DMD

Peter Ngan, DMD, is West Virginia University Branson-Maddrell Endowed Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Ngan is also an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong and a Guest Professor at the Wuhan University School of Stomatology. Dr. Ngan holds a dental degree from Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine and Certificates in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Hospital Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine/ Children Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Angle East (Eastern Component of the Edward H. Angle Society). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 4.0 continuing education credits.

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